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The Career Planning Process can be time consuming and frustrating. Use this checklist as a way to determine your major, research job prospects, and learn application techniques so you will be rewarded for your hard work.

How do I know what careers are right for me?

How do I decide on a career or major?

Now that I have decided on a career or major, what is next?

What can I do to prepare for employment?

Step 1 Students How do I know what careers are right for me?

By completing career assessments you will become more aware of your values, interests, skills, and personality style. TypeFocus will suggest careers that may be suited for you.

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If you still need help after completing the assessments, consider enrolling in these SCF credit classes for additional assistance: SLS 1301: Career Explorations or SLS 1300: Career Planning

Step 2 Students How do I decide on a career or major?

You can narrow the list of careers suggested by TypeFocus by visiting the CRC, talking with an advisor, or utilizing the following online resource to gather and compare information on job descriptions, required education, wage information, and employment projections.

Career Coach
Occupational Outlook Handbook (Research job details including: education needed, pay and outlook)
O*NET Resource (Research job details including: education/preparation needed, pay and outlook)
Comprehensive Salary Information (Search salary information by zip code)
What Can I Do With This Major? (Provides work areas, employers and strategies by major)
Vocational Biographies (Provides a personal account of a job) - Contact us to obtain logon information
Informational Interview Questions

Step 3 Students Now that I have decided on a career or major, what is next?

Declare your major.
Associate of Arts degree (AA Transfer degree)
Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree (AS degree)

Get transfer information. Review Common Prerequisite Manual at Florida Virtual Campus for any Florida university or check out your transfer school's website.

Identify barriers to success, ways to overcome them, and sources for support.
Academic Resource Center
SCF Library

Review SCF graduation requirements (for SCF students only).

Login to SCF Connect – Student Tab – Student Services Quick Links – “CAPP/Degree Audit”
CAPP Degree Audit

Step 4 Students What can I do to prepare for employment?

Review the Student Job Search Guide for job search related information.
Use Optimal Resume to prepare a resume, electronic portfolio or practice for an interview.
Consider a job or internship to gain valuable work experience.


CareerSpots Videos
College Central Job/Internship Board 


Identify skills employers look for in new hires and work on developing them. Participate in clubs related to your potential career.
Student Life

Network with professionals in related career fields. Check out local job fairs to connect with employers in your field of interest.

Manatee Young Professionals
Sarasota Young Professionals
Venice Young Professionals
North Port Young Professionals
Lakewood Ranch Young Leaders Alliance


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